False Teachings Pt. 1: The Dangers of Universalism

In the Church today, there is a lot of division on different theologies. Many people, in fact, believe that these different divisions are not right. They believe that the body of Christ should be united as one body instead of separate bodies. Now, while this is a true statement, the body of Christ should be united as one body in Christ Jesus, at the same time, we, as the body of Christ, cannot accept teachings into the body of Christ that are contrary to that of the teachings of Christ. This then begs the question, what theological doctrine is considered to be too contrary for the body of Christ to accept? And what exactly are the dangers of accepting these teachings that some claim to be false doctrine? Isn’t everyone’s walk with Christ Jesus unique? So, shouldn’t each person’s perspective of the Bible be unique? Is there room for more than one interpretation of Scripture? Join Reverend Kenny Yates as he opens our eyes to the Truth about Church Doctrine in his message series, False Teachings Pt. 1: The Dangers of Universalism.

Matthew 7:13–27
Matthew 10:14–15
Matthew 11:20–24
1 Thessalonians 5:2–3
Matthew 15:12–14
John 3:16

The Dangers of Universalism

Jesus is The Only

According to Jesus Himself, He is the only way to the Father. In other words, no one can receive salvation, enter Heaven, or have eternal life without Him.

1 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”

John 10:1, 7-10

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

John 14:6

These aren’t the only instance of this in the Bible either. Throughout Scripture, we see time and time again that without Jesus, there is no salvation.

16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him. 18 Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

John 3:16-18

11 This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. 12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

Acts 4:11-12

But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

Romans 10:8-9

The danger of false doctrine is that it teaches a different doctrine than that of Jesus. If it was Jesus who took the sin of mankind upon Himself, died, and rose again, then should it not then only be through Jesus that we can be saved?

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